Crawfish and Asparagus Risotto

We hope you all are well.  Social distancing and self-isolation being a normal, periodic thing for sailors, the day to day of this challenge has been manageable for Upward Wing.  Grocery store shelves are a bit stark, but if you shop local, you can find a breath of spring and down here on da bayou,…

Kolaches (aka TX breakfast hot dogs)

There was a time when your faithful Pirate had not heard of these wonderful one-handed breakfast treats.  I KNOW…Captain Peter was equally incredulous when I asked “what are these kolaches?” that I was reading about.  “YOU’VE NEVER HAD TEXAS BREAKFAST HOT DOGS?!?” was his response.  We met and married late, so we occasionally discover these…

Shepherd’s Pie Made Easy

I can’t believe I’m the Galley Pirate lucky enough to happen upon Shepherd’s Pie as dry blog-powder.  This is the third of our series “Ace the Eleven Year OId Comes Aboard and GP Panics About What to Serve Him.”  Ace is a camping aficionado, so I figured Shepherd’s Pie had to be in his repertoire. …

Banh Mi Burritos

Do you ever have those gastronomical descision-making crises where every single ethnic food category seems like exactly what you’re craving?  Do I want Thai or Middle Eastern or Vietnamese or Mexican?  And then do you ever want said cravings to be available almost instantaneously?  And then … do you realize you’re on a boat somewhere…

Caramelized Apples

I’ve never met a cruiser who doesn’t count apples as a primary food group.  Thrown in a produce hammock they last endlessly, fending off scurvy just as well as they did rumbling around in barrels on galleons.  I have recipes in every category using apples — breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizer, main, side, dessert…even mocktail.  For…

Belgian Mussels

This is the first of what hopefully will be many Galley Pirates’ recipes for steamed mussels. There are as many ways of preparing mussels as there are people who love them. And no surprise. Mussels are found around the world and are the cheapest by comparison to other bivalves like clams or oysters. They’re sold…

Drowned Eggs (Huevos Ahogados)

There’s nothing better than friends that bring fresh, local food to your boat. Roger and Ruth carted 18 blue Bantam Chicken eggs from their backyard in Iowa to this very appreciative Galley Pirate. These were the same folks that Fed Ex’d eggs for Those Little Devils. The eggs were the perfect size for poaching. Nice…

Pirate’s Peach Cobbler

It’s peach season in Chesapeake Bay territory. Fresh peaches on roadside stands and farmer’s markets everywhere. Friends of ours were passing through Pennsylvania and picked some up on the way. Perfect excuse for a Galley Pirates treat, I’d say. Off for a Sunday afternoon sail…

Blackened Red Snapper Tacos

When someone offers you fresh caught Florida Red Snapper, you NEVER turn it down. A friend of mine’s daughter, Katie, and her fiancée caught “more than they could eat” 3 miles from the Destin Pass on the Florida panhandle. The snappers ranged from 6-10 pounds, the largest being 12 lbs! They were in about 70…

Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are one of my favorite fallback recipes because they’re not even really a recipe…they are “assembly instructions.”  Your ingredients are bell peppers, ground meat, prepared grain, aromatics and seasonings, and cheese…within each of those categories, you have an enormous range of choices, making this one of those “Lord have mercy what do I…